This is just for reference amongst fellow macro-photographers, concerning customizations. No standard lenses mentioned. For corrections and additions, please add a post, and I will modify original post.
A-PeeR = William = (Canon T2i w/ Canon MP-E 65 macro) (270 EX II or 430 EX II Canon speedlights w/ DIY diffuser)
aphelps = Alan = (Olympus EM-1 mirrorless, Olympus 60mm macro lens) Set up for in-camera focus stacking.
blurryeyed = Geff = (Canon 7D MkII & Sigma 150mm macro) (DIY softbox) (DIY bracket)
Bozsik = David Bozsik = (Nikon D810 & Nikkor 105G or Nikkor 200D macros)
B.U.G.S. = Alex = (extension tubes & Raynox DCR-250) (softbox) (Nikon 7100 & Tokina 100-mm) (KX-800 twin speedlight)
Bret = Bret =
BugLady = Catherine Thiem = (Canon 5D & Sigma 105-mm macro lens & Sigma ringlight)
ClickTime = Dennis Hofelich = (extension tubes & Canon 1.4-II extender) (Canon 580EX speedlight & Canon MT-24EX with plastic defuser and paper towel diffuser) (Canon 5D MkII & Canon 5D mkIII, Canon 100mm & Canon MPE65)
CoolCameraGirl = Susan Halay = (Canon 5D Mk II & Canon 100-mm macro lens & Canon Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX)
County's Mama = Judy Richmond = (Nikon D3000 with Vivitar 100mm macro lens) (Focusing rail & Remote shutter release)
Curve_In = Kervin = (Nikon D7000 & Nikkor 105D) (68mm Kenko Extension tubes) (Nikon SB-600 speedlight w/ 6x8-inch diffuser)
eframgoldberg = Efram Goldberg = (reversed lens & Canon MPE 65-mm) (Canon MT-24EX Macro Twin Speedlights)
guts = Bill = (DIY bracket) (softbox) (Canon 7D & Canon 100-mmL)
gym = Jim Howell = (Canon 100mm or MP-E 65mm, extension tubes, Raynox, DIY diffuser with Speedlight).
hangman45 = Tim Crumly = (extension tubes) (Yongnuo YN-560 speedlight, Wireless Hot Shoe Flash Trigger, & softbox) DIY bracket) (Pentax K5 & Lester Dine 105-mm)
Infestation = Harry Frith = (Pentax K3 with Pentax-D FA 100-mm) (Jessops auto-extension tubes, Raynox 250 diopter lens) (Pentax AF540FGZ II speedlight, Yongnuo YN-560II speedlight & DIY softbox)
jrb1213 = John Behr = (modified bracket) (Vivitar flash & Cowboy 4x6 softbox)) (Canon 7D with a Canon 100mmL lens & bellows) (ring light & Stofen diffuser on speedlight snout)
LoneRangeFinder = Allen = (Raynox 250, extension tubes, Velbon macro focusing rail) (R1C1 with a DIY "cone diffuser", Yongnuo 560-III & DIY diffuser, SC-17 sync cord,) (Nikon D7100 & Nikkor 105G)
Macronaut = Bill Hudson = (Nikon D7100 & D810) (Sigma 105-mm & Sigma 150-mm & Tamron 180-mm macro lenses) (Yongnuo YN-560III speedlight with softbox) (Raynox DCR-150 & DCR-250 diopter lenses, Kenko auto-extension tubes) (KX-800 twin speedlight)
Mark Sturtevant = Canon T5i with Canon 100mm macro lens) (Neewer NW690 speedlight with 'Life of Photo' collapsible softbox diffuser)
MartinFisherPhoto = Martin Fisher = (Nikon D600) (extension tubes) (Tokina 100mm macro lens) (Yongnuo 568EX Speedlight with DIY softbox)
NapaBob = Bob = (RRS rig & MP-E 65mm lens) (Canon MT-24 twin flash, Franken diffusers)
Nass = Johan J Ingles-Le Nobel
NaturePics43 = Allen = (Nikons D90, D7000, D7100) (Sigma 50mm, Nikkor 105G, Tamron 180mm macro lenses) (R1C1 & SB-800 speedlights) (extension tubes, diffusers, DIY focus rail, microscope objects, etc.)
Nikonian72 = Douglass Moody = (extension tubes, Raynox DCR-150) (Nissin Di866 speedlight with 6x8-inch Softbox) (Nikon D800e & Nikkor 105G)
oldtigger = Ron = Nikon D810, Nikkor 105G, Tokina 100 macro, Takumar 100mm macro, Canon 70D with MP-E 65 macro lens, Kenko auto tubes, bellows, Stackshot rail, LED panel lights
Optic = (Nikon D810 with Nikkor 105G macro or Nikkor 200D macro), Nikon SB-600 & SB-800 speedlights, Nikon SB R1C1 macro speedlight system
OrionMystery = Kurt Guek = Canon 70D, Tamron 60mm macro lens, Laowa 15mm macro lens, Sigma 150mm macro lens, Canon 270EX speedlite and DIY Diffuser
Photo Dan = Dan = (reversed or stacked 28-mm) (LED & R1C1 speedlight) (Nikon D7000)
Regis = Regis Tolbert = (Canon 6D + Tamron 180-mm & Tamron 90-mm macros)
RiverLass = Connie = (NIkon D5100 & Nikkor 105G)
Screamin Scott = Scott Ditzel = (extension tubes & bellows) (ring light & Stofen diffuser on speedlight snout) (Lester Dine 105mm & Sigma 105mm EX macro lenses)
SFord22 = Susan Ford = (Canon 7D & Canon 100-mm) (Canon 430 ExII Speedlite with DIY Diffuser)
Shortcakes = = (Nikon D5200 + Nikkor 60-mm macro)
steve1oshea = Steve O'Shea = (Olympus OM-D E-M5 <4/3 micro> & 60-mm Zuiko) (Olympus FL-36 speedlight with DIY diffuser)
SX2002 = Ron Johnson = (Nikon D7200 + Sigma 150mm macro lens)
Thunder_o_b = Thomas = (5DMKII, Sigma 150mm macro lens), (Canon MT24 twin head speedlight with diffusers)
tinusbum = Tom =
1.) Nikon D7100, Sigma 150mm macro lens with 68-mm extension tubes, Yongnuo 560-II speedlight with 8x12-inch softbox diffuser. Slik SBH-100 Compact Ballhead bolt-mounted to Kalt L-grip (drilled a hole through shoe). ETTL cord base threads to ballhead bolt.
2.) Canon T3i, MPE 65 macro lens, KX-800 speed light system, with home made diffuser.
3.) Nikon D610, Tamron 180mm macro lens with 36mm of tubes, Yongnuo 560-II speedlight with 6x8-inch softbox diffuser.
The idea of this list is for novice, intermediate, and experienced photographers to see macro-photographers with similar equipment, so they know to whom they may address specific questions for advice. In example: Raynox, or extension tubes, or reversed lens.
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The first is so we can assist fellow macro-photographers address and improve their macro results.
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